Volunteer on Thanksgiving Day

Our annual Thanksgiving Day shift fills very quickly. We post only the number of spaces we have the capacity to work with. While we appreciate the outpouring of support – please do not come to volunteer without a reservation.

Volunteer in our Warehouse

Shifts are available at our warehouses in Novato and San Francisco. Projects typically involve sorting fresh produce, packaging bulk foods, assembling grocery boxes for seniors, and sorting donations from food drives. Children are welcome, too! Contact us at 415-282-1900, x 244 or email volunteer@sfmfoodbank.org.

Want to volunteer during the holidays? A note about our calendar: holiday season shifts (October – December) fill very quickly due to high demand. Please consider volunteering in January, as we see reduced numbers of volunteers, while our community continues to need food assistance.

Help Feed Neighbors in Need. In addition to volunteering, you can make a big impact by donating money to the Food Bank. When you donate funds, 96% of your gift goes directly to our programs that nourish neighbors in need. Donate now.

 Questions? Read our FAQ

San Francisco

All San Francisco shifts take place in our warehouse at:
900 Pennsylvania Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94107

During weekdays, our minimum age is 11. On Saturdays, our minimum age is 8, and on Sundays it is 4 years old.

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Marin

All Marin shifts take place in our warehouse at:
75 Digital Drive
Novato, CA 94949

During weekdays, our minimum age is 11. On Saturdays, our minimum age is 8. Contact us for information about student volunteering and additional shifts.

Volunteer in Marin

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Volunteer in your Community

We have some seasonal opportunities for you to volunteer at sites across our community by distributing food, raising awareness of our services and teaching about good nutrition.

Feed the Need

Volunteer for us on Saturday, November 18 at Safeway stores in San Francisco and Marin. You’ll support NBC Bay Area and Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign by encouraging shoppers to purchase a bag of groceries for donation to the Food Bank. This opportunity is for groups of 4-6 people and is open to all ages.

Please contact Cody Jang for more information. Email cjang@sfmfoodbank.org, and use “Safeway Feed the Need” as your subject line. Or call (415) 282 1900, x 316.

 Nutrition Education

Join the Nutrition Education team and train to teach classes in San Francisco and Marin. We offer both volunteer and intern opportunities.

Learn more here

CalFresh Outreach

We seek volunteers to help us reach out to people who may qualify for CalFresh, formerly known as the food stamp program.

Learn more here